Baobab Tree. These are the trees from the book, Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince). The baobab, also known as the Tree of Life for its vitality and longevity, grows in African and Indian savannas. Its height can reach up to 25 meters. Baobabs can live for several thousand years. This tree remains leafless for nine months of the year. The secret of the baobabs surviving in harsh environments is that it has little wood fiber but a large water storage capacity. It is able to hold up to 300 liters of water.